Jan 29, 2013 9:00pm PST
mark kelly husband to gabrielle giffords who was shot by one of the deranged criminals who had all too easy access to a gun. joining me now is virginia tech shooting survivor, collin goddard. thank you so much for being here this evening. >> thanks for having me. >> john: is this a new low, do you think attacking the father of a child who was killed at sandy hook? >> there's really no place for anything like this in this discussion or debate. we can be disagreeable. we can disagree without being disagreeable, excuse me. saying things like that reflect poorly on gun owners and men as human beings. >> john: this might be the new m.o. for the hard core pro gun supporters. i'm not talking about the reasonable nra members the majority of whom support the majority of the president's proposed revisions in the laws. but attack the victims and hope they won't speak up. now you've done a lot of work in this field with the brady campaign. have you been the victim of any of the personal attacks? >> unfortunately, i have. i've had a lot of people say why didn't you stab this guy with your pen? why
Jan 30, 2013 3:00am PST
committee is holding its first hearing on gun violence today. nra ceo wayne lapiere and mark kelly and giffords herself could make a surprise appearance. the couple launched their gun control advocacy group americans for responsible solutions earlier this morningnth and visited newtown connecticut following the mass shooting. today's hearing is expected to be highly incendiary. some of the most staunchly divided lawmakers. and ted cruz and john cornyn of supporters of second amendment rights. a new bill is gaining contraction on the hill. a bi-partisan group of senators including tom co burning, mark kirk joe shoechumer are working on a proposal to strengthen the enforcement of background checks. this does have a potential to break some of the gridlock. coburn said need to keep guns out of the hands of those who pose a danger to themselves and others. and to draft a bill gun rights supporters can get behind. more bill press is up after the break. stay with us. [ music ] these talking points, that the right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation.
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
giffords and her husband mark kelly are set to testify as is nra executive wayne lapierrre. he has prepared remarks were released yesterday. his group will continue to oppose any and all new gun laws and that would include an assault weapons ban and any requirement for a universal background check. congressman paul ryan also against an assault weapons ban and any restriction on high-capacity magazines. seems to be breaking with the nra on one point. in an interview with the "milwaukee journal sentinel," congressman ryan called the gun show loophole an obvious problem. the nra has denied it exists. ryan has indicated he is willing to bend on closing the loophole. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers w